Month: May 2019

Sins of Indoor Photography

  • Insufficient balance of Custom White.
    Many of you know how and why you must set your white balance manually. You should always the time to do it because virtually all indoor photography has some type of a mixed lighting situation. It is a definite that auto or other presets available on your camera will not give you awesome results.
  • Camera Flash.
    By using the on camera flash for indoor pictures will definitely give you a unflattering, washed out photograph. This must be avoided it at all costs if you can, even if the ISO is needed to be raised, avoid on camera flash whenever you can.
  • Composition is everything.
    Indoor photography consists of many architectural lines, so keeping a good composition is of the utmost significance. You must pay attention to how you frame images, particularly in places that have
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Cleaning Your Digital Camera Lens

  • BUY a simple camera lens cleaning kit – not expensive and invaluable. Commonly includes a microfibre cloth, a blower brush and some lens-cleaning fluid.
  • DO NOT overlook your casing. Regularly clean the casing as this will pick up grime, grease, and dust quickly.
  • DO NOT be heavy handed when cleaning the lens. Remember it is a fragile piece of equipment. If grime is hard to get off, do not rub it harder! Keep it light and be patient.
  • Use a Blower Brush for removing dust on your lens. Remember to extend a zoom lens to its narrowest or widest focal length to make the glass accessible.
  • Some lenses are weather sealed, however try and avoid using a cloth dampened with water if possible. A dry microfibre cloth should remove all the dirt, and dust just fine.
  • If there is grease,
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Light Painting Techniques

  • Try out different light sources. This is one very important technique. You shouldn’t try painting everything using the same light. To avoid odd and flat pictures, consider using different light sources otherwise your work will defy the sole purpose of light painting which is creating different unique light impressions on different landscape parts at night.
  • Use dimmable light sources: For the best results, you need to choose dimmable light sources for obvious reasons i.e. because light painting relies heavily on light intensity. To get the best results, you must be able to alter light intensity whichever way you like to ensure every part of a photo gets the right amount of light.
  • Take care of the noise: It is important to note that long exposures create more noise. Because of this, take time painting in light but don’t forget to
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Juggle Modelling With Education

A good education is vital and something all aspiring models should not neglect. Experts can show you how to break into the world of freelance modelling whilst still ensuring that you get a good education. Many of our clients are still at school and manage to juggle a part time modelling career along side their exams. You need a supportive family and a strong mind to be able to do this.

If you are at school, college or university and you want to try and break into the world of modelling, then the best thing to do is fit castings and auditions in during your free time. Don’t miss exams and important lectures, as you will rely on your education if modelling doesn’t work out for you. There are many ways to get into the modelling world, either through a … Read the rest

Zion Narrows Photo Gear

First of all… Bring that gear!!! The narrows are far too good to go without having the appropriate camera gear to capture it’s beauty and print it BIG!!! It is an absolutely stunning landscape,unique and dynamic.

Here is a list of camera gear I would recommend for the narrows:

  • Camera
  • Extra Batteries
  • Spare Memory
  • Tripod
  • Polarizing filter (I consider this a borderline must)
  • Dry Bag for camera gear
  • Wide Angle Lens (essential)
  • Mid to Telephoto lens (I almost never bring anything beyond a wide angle. However, if you enjoy shooting abstracts, the narrows have plenty of beauty in the details to work with)

Here is a list of non-camera gear recommendations:

  • 2 liters of water per person
  • Food
  • Clothing appropriate for the season
  • Backpack
  • Dry Bag (for any food or clothing needing to stay dry)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Extra fleece top
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Sensor Gel Stick For Cleaning Lenses

First of all, you should get the sensor exposed. Once the whole sensor becomes visible, you should clean the lens with the gel stick. Then you should clean the dust off the gel using the adhesive paper that comes with the gel stick. Remember: don’t make a rush when cleaning the camera. You don’t want to drop the camera accidentally.

You can use the gel several times repeating the process over and over again. Once you are done, you should turn the camera off, install the lens and set the aperture to f/32. Now, take a photo of a white wall or a white piece of paper. If the picture is free of any spots, the lens is clean.

Usually, sensor gel sticks should not be used in a room with a temperature lower than 40F. The ideal temperature is … Read the rest